- Peter Mensah lost his legs in an accident on his way home from school
- Peter was admitted to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he has been recieivng treatment
- Former president Rawlings saw a video of the accident and decided to visit the Peter whenever he went to Kumasi
A young boy who was struck by a vehicle a few months ago had a surprise visit from former president Rawlings.
The former president stopped over at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Saturday, 4th November 2017.
A vehicle knocked down Peter Mensah on his way home, crushing his legs and leading to a double amputation.
He was six years old at the time of the accident, and is now seven.
Mensah has had multiple surgeries including the amputation, graft and plastic surgery.
He has responded positively to treatment and was in good spirits when the former President visited the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the hospital to see things for himself.
Dr. John Adabie Appiah, Senior Specialist, Paediatric Critical Care and Head of the PICU, briefed the former President on the treatments Peter has received since he was admitted to the facility.
He has adapted well to an automatic wheel chair and controls it without assistance.
Flt Lt Rawlings said he was moved when he saw the ‘pitiful’ video of Peter being lifted into a taxi with his limbs hanging off his body.
He therefore decided to visit anytime he had the opportunity to travel to Kumasi.
The former President who interacted with other patients at the ward also congratulated the medical staff for the hard work in ensuring Peter’s recovery.
He called for support from well-meaning people to cater for the huge medical bills involved.
He promised to do what he could to raise some support for the treatment.
Mr. Rawlings also commended madam Anita Sefa Boakye whose huge financial contributions have paid for the boy’s numerous surgeries and treatments.
She told the former President she chanced upon the boy’s predicament during a visit to the hospital a couple of months ago.
Peter’s grandmother, Esther Darkoaa who has cared for him since the accident and his mother Alice Fosuaa were both at the hospital during the visit.
Alice Fosuaa was heavily pregnant when her son suffered the accident.
She has since delivered.
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